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Object Number:
48-2-75
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Byzantine
Provenience:
Turkey (uncertain)
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Bronze finial: bird. Dark brown patina with traces of green. It is very rubbed. Bird is perched on a kind of orb set on a round columnar base which flares at the bottom and divides at the top into three petals. Bird's eyes are round with dotted pupils. Wings are set off from body by grooves.
Height:
6.1cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
Other Number:
36   -   Collector Number
L-2-75   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 183, pl. 21
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[Catalogue] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 214-215, no. 221; p. 370, fig. 158
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